Hi all. I had a thread a couple of months ago about my plans for our Lil Snoozy
. We got the new rig home about 3 weeks ago and I wanted to show the first phase of our plan to personalize the trailer for our specific needs.
We got the trailer without a mattress, sofa, battery
or charger. Phase one was to upgrade the electrical
system to give the ability to run the fridge
for at least 24 hours on battery
power and recharge the battery
with less than half a day of generator
run-time. I installed a Samlex 600 watt true sine wave inverter, an Iota 30 amp battery charger, a Victron Battery monitor and a DPDT switch to feed the fridge
outlet plus another duplex outlet with either inverter power or shore power.
I also built a tongue box to house two Trojan T105 6v batteries, a Honda EU2000i generator
and the 30 amp shore power cord plus hoses and a little miscellaneous junk.
with the new box and batteries is 240 pounds; it's 270 with the generator
Here's a top view of the new tongue box:
It's made from 3/8 marine mahogany plywood with a 5/8 doubler under the batteries.
It is just high enough to cover the batteries, which are pushed to the rear as far as possible to minimize tongue weight
of the 124 pounds of lead. It's not too obtrusive from the side view:
A close-up of where the batteries go: